Riz Ahmed

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Riz Ahmed wins Oscar for The Long Goodbye
Ahmed, who was nominated for best actor last year for Sound of Metal, has won his first Academy Award for live-action short

Catherine Shoard

27, Mar, 2022 @11:44 PM

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‘You’ve got to try and worry about something bigger than yourself’: Riz Ahmed on rap, racism and standing up to Hollywood
Riz Ahmed has never been afraid of a challenge – he famously learned drumming and sign language for his role in Sound of Metal. But his most fearless performance? Taking on Hollywood…

Tim Lewis

12, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Encounter review – Riz Ahmed shines in sophisticated alien-invasion thriller
Family road movie and sci-fi conspiracy merge in this subtle psychological drama from Beast director Michael Pearce

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

05, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins audiobook review – Rosamund Pike turns up the heat
A body on a houseboat and twists galore in this gripping thriller narrated by the Hollywood actor – plus this week’s other picks

Fiona Sturges

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Encounter review – Riz Ahmed can’t save uneven sci-fi invasion drama
A strong central performance isn’t enough to sell a disappointingly plotted follow-up to British director Michael Pearce’s thrilling breakout Beast

Peter Bradshaw

10, Sep, 2021 @2:03 PM

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From Riz Ahmed to Michaela Coel: who should be the next Doctor Who?
Jodie Whittaker’s departure from the BBC role has been heavily rumoured – but who should be next in the Tardis? Here are 14 faces we’d love to play the 14th Doctor

Martin Belam

22, Jun, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Riz Ahmed calls for urgent change in ‘toxic portrayals’ of Muslims on screen
Actor cites ‘racist’ Hollywood films and urges industry reform to end stereotypes that drive ‘policies enacted and people killed’

Andrew Pulver

11, Jun, 2021 @11:14 AM

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Carey Mulligan and Riz Ahmed poised for Oscar upsets after Spirit awards wins
Best actor and actress categories still up for grabs ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards, following late bursts of momentum for British stars

Catherine Shoard

23, Apr, 2021 @12:02 PM

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Sound of Metal review – Riz Ahmed excels as a drummer facing deafness
Riz Ahmed gives a career-best performance in an astonishing drama that’s rooted in reality and fully captioned for all

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

11, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sound of Metal review – Riz Ahmed keeps swirling disability drama on the beat
Darius Marder’s story of a hearing-impaired, ex-heroin addict drummer perhaps tries to do too much – but Ahmed gives it focus

Peter Bradshaw

08, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Oscar contenders: how to watch them in the UK – and why it's so difficult
This year sees a democratic, diverse and lengthy list of titles. But distribution politics has left UK audiences to play catchup

Catherine Shoard

19, Mar, 2021 @12:59 PM

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Comfort food: the Oscars nominations are not nearly as radical as they think they are
David Fincher’s frontrunner Mank is a brilliant but nostalgic choice, while there are no nominations for stunning sexual politics drama The Assistant

Peter Bradshaw

15, Mar, 2021 @4:19 PM

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